Senior Design Project (prototype 3.0) – the final prototype

For those of you who missed the first installment of this post, see: Project prototype 2.5 After completing the construction and testing of the “second prototype” (2.5), it was time to design, fabricate, and test the final prototype. Here are a few pictures of the final design: and a progression […]

Labview Proportional Control Code Example

The following are a few highlights of a simple control system built this spring. As can be seen in the picture, a power source was used in conjunction with a LabVIEW DAQ and a thermocouple module with a digial output module (for pwm for the fan). A computer fan and […]

Senior Design Project (prototype 2.5)

Mechanical engineering students are required to complete a senior design project. What follows are a few highlights of our group’s progress so far. For a site devoted to the project, visit: Bike Brake WordPress Our project was to replace a traditional bicycle brake with a device which would slow the […]

Arduino Regenerative Bike Brake Code

Arduino Code The following is a prototype program for a device used on a bicycle with a generator for a brake.  Essentially this is a regenerative brake for a bicycle which charges a USB battery (one of the new mobile charger batteries).  Thus, when you’re braking, you can charge this […]